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ATSEA UU Fishing Book

Fish catch which is not reported (unrecorded) is one of the components of IUU (illegal, unreported, and unregulated) fishing activities which have become a major international issue in the past decade. Fisheries resources in the Arafura Sea Fisheries Management Area have been intensively exploited by industrial scale fishing fleets using fish trawls, shrimp trawls, and bottom long lines. Based on data records, interviews and a series of workshops and consultations, this study attempt to estimate IUU in this region using the anchor points and influence table approach and including estimation of uncertainty using Monte Carlo simulations. Several specific recommendations are made to improve the quality of data reported from the Arafura Sea

3522: CTI Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Programme (ATSEA) - under the Coral Triangle Initiative

01 Jan 2016


ATSEA UU Fishing Book.pdf